One of the main reasons why Laufenn is operating is due to the fact that labor is much cheaper in Indonesia. Compared to the ‘parent’ company Hankook, Laufenn, it must be said, is offering a simpler, less chaotic type of tire.
These two things add up to save you some money, as they both will drastically drive down the cost of your set of tires. Anytime you see cheaper labor, you should also see a price that goes down as a result. . . .'Laufenn' is derived from 'laúfen'--German for 'to run'
Despite the fact that Laufenn doesn’t sound like much of a player in the tire game, it actually has ties to a huge company that is in a good spot in the market. That company is one you know of: Hankook. Launched in late 2014, Laufenn is an off shoot of Hankook, designed to be a brand that is all about keeping things relatively simple
while still providing drivers with a sense of both style and performance at the same time. . . .'Take Five'
You might look at Laufenn offerings and be a little bit disappointed to see that they only have five models
or so. Overall, they do not have a ton of options, seemingly, but we find beauty
in this. It can help reduce the costs you pay for the tires, and it also means that they can commit more time and effort to making the ones they do make better than before, rather than always coming up with something new. . . .I'm not here to promote the Laufenn brand of tires.
It's just that I find this recent (2021) review
from "one" Scott Henderson on a website called "Tire Insights" oddly poetic
, for a column about tires. And surprisingly long. It registers 8 minutes of reading time on Read-o-Meter.
I just copied and pasted some of the review, at the very top, here.
The back story is that I need new tires for my 1988 Fiero GT. I have the factory wheels and am holding to the original sized tires. Fronts, 205/60R15. Rears, 215/60R15.
After searching online, I was drawn to tires in these sizes from Laurenn, which is a brand I'd never been aware of. It's a fairly new brand, as the tire game goes. I ran them by (so to speak) my tires guru, who will be installing them for me, and he thought they would be a good choice. "Good value for the money." So I ordered them online from tirebuyer
to be shipped to my installer.
Laurenn G FIT AS. They are speed rated "H" and UTQG 500AA. My adviser (guru, installer) suggested I stay away from tires with longer tread life ratings like UTQG 600, 700, or 800. He thinks I will like the road handling more and will not be ill served by not being able to run the tires for as many road miles. Considering that I don't put a lot of miles on my FIero, year in and year out. It's not my daily driver.
I ran on Goodyear Eagle GT tires for just over 17,000 miles and ran them down to "slicks." I really should have replaced them some time (and road miles) before. They were speed rated "Z" and UTQG 440AA. Can't get those anymore.
I was just curious what I might find online, about the Laufenn brand. It's almost tempting to see what this Scott Henderson at "Tire Insights" has to say about Goodyear, or Michelin, or BFGoodrich. Who knows(?) what other colorful writing and esoteric insights remain to be discovered by a newly minted Scott Henderson "enthusiast."
I hadn't shopped tires that recently, before this. It seems like there's been a veritable explosion of tire brands, since the last time that I needed a set. So many brands now that I have never seen or heard of, before.Remarkable
[This message has been edited by rinselberg (edited 10-22-2021).]